Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Sinclair Community College tuition is $2,275 per year for in-district residents. This is 25% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $3,046. The cost is 78% cheaper than the average Ohio in-district tuition of $10,295 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in Ohio amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 75th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $595 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,004.

Housing Costs

Sinclair Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Dayton area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $4,707.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $960.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,908 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Sinclair Community College is $12,445 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $13,579. Out-of-state students who don't possess Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $16,846. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $8,872.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Sinclair Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Sinclair Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,445
   In-District Tuition$2,275
   Other Fees$595
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,908
   Books and Supplies$960
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$4,707
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,738
   In-District Tuition$2,275
   Other Fees$595
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,908
   Books and Supplies$960
Ohio Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$13,579
   In-State Tuition$3,409
   Other Fees$595
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$4,707
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,908
   Books and Supplies$960
Ohio Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,872
   In-State Tuition$3,409
   Other Fees$595
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,908
   Books and Supplies$960


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $13,579 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Sinclair Community College net price for in-state students is $2,902* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

71% of Sinclair Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,813. 50 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,909. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Sinclair Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Sinclair Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$2,902*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid71%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,813
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants50%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,909

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$1,502
$30,001 to $48,000$2,105
$48,001 to $75,000$4,798
$75,001 to $110,000$6,413

Average Financial Aid Mix - $13,579 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $13,579. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 50% - $4,813

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Sinclair Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 42% - $4,025

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 9% -  $833

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Sinclair Community College
Clark State Community College7.5% less expensive
Edison State Community College14.7% more expensive
Ivy Tech Community College Richmond5.1% less expensive
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College8.5% more expensive
Southern State Community College32.9% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Sinclair Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Sinclair Community College is $27,158 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $2,256 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $4,512**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Sinclair Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Sinclair Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$116
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$348
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$163
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$489
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$299
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$897
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,196


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 51% of Sinclair Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,025.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Sinclair Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $4,512, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $5,598.36. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Sinclair Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 71% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $2,256. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Sinclair Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Sinclair Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$46.65
Amount Borrowed$4,512.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,086.36
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$5,598.36

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Sinclair Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Sinclair Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $5,598.36 would be needed to afford a $46.65 monthly payment in the example $4,512.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Sinclair Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,008 to $3,409. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $27,158.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Sinclair Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$17,764$35,528
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$22,672$45,343
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $28,936$57,871
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $33,496$66,993

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Sinclair Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 222 24% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 167 17% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 130 15% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 85 24% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 65 13% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 51 22% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 50 17% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 49 5% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 46 17% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 37 12% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 35 20% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 34 17% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 33 11% cheaper
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 32 18% cheaper
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 31 20% cheaper
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 31 16% cheaper
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other Associate's Degree 29 1% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 27 20% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 27 14% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 26 17% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 26 16% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 26 14% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 26 14% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 24 12% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 24 14% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 24 15% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 23 9% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 22 10% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Associate's Degree 18 1% costlier
Industrial Engineering Associate's Degree 17 22% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 17 13% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 16 20% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 5% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 18% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 14 14% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 13 27% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 13 14% cheaper
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 13 6% cheaper
Sociology Associate's Degree 12 13% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 12 5% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 12 7% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 11 23% cheaper
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 10 1% cheaper
History, General Associate's Degree 9 13% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 9 4% cheaper
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 16% cheaper
Family and Community Services Associate's Degree 7 1% cheaper
Marketing, Other Associate's Degree 7 32% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 7 9% cheaper
Real Estate Associate's Degree 6 16% cheaper
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology Associate's Degree 6 0% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Management Associate's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Quality Control Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 4% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 5 15% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 5 18% cheaper
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other Associate's Degree 5 14% cheaper
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 4 14% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Associate's Degree 4 6% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 4 13% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 3 7% cheaper
Music, Other Associate's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 3 18% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Geography Associate's Degree 2 21% cheaper
Creative Writing Associate's Degree 2 17% cheaper
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 2 12% cheaper
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services Associate's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Associate's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Philosophy Associate's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Physics, General Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Signal/Geospatial Intelligence Associate's Degree 1 34% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other Associate's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Associate's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 14% cheaper


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About Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College is a two year community college located in Dayton, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 4,547 and part time is 14,029.  Sinclair Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Sinclair Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Sinclair Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Sinclair Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=205470 IPEDS survey data.